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Date:   Fri, 28 Oct 2022 17:05:05 -0400
From:   Steven Rostedt <>
To:     LKML <>
Cc:     Trond Myklebust <>,
        Anna Schumaker <>,
        Chuck Lever <>,
        Jeff Layton <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>,,
        netdev <>
Subject: [PATCH] SUNRPC/xprt: Use del_timer_sync() instead of

From: "Steven Rostedt (Google)" <>

Back on June 22, 2005, it was decided to use del_singleshot_timer_sync()
because it wouldn't loop like del_timer_sync(), and since the timer that
was being removed was not about to be rearmed, it was considered an
efficiency to use del_singleshot_timer_sync() over del_timer_sync().

But on June 23, 2005, commit 55c888d6d09a0 ("timers fixes/improvements")
happened, which converted del_singleshot_timer_sync() into:

 #define del_singleshot_timer_sync(t) del_timer_sync(t)

Making the two equivalent.

Now work is being done to add a "shutdown" state to timers where a timer
must be in that state in order to be freed to prevent use-after-free bugs
caused by timers being re-armed just before being freed, the
del_singleshot_timer_sync() is now being converted into something that
will set the timer to the shutdown state. This means that once
del_singleshot_timer_sync() is called, the timer can no longer be

As the timer here will be re-armed, it can not use del_singleshot_timer_sync().
But as the reason it was used in the first place no longer exists, just
use del_timer_sync().


Fixes: 0f9dc2b16884b ("RPC: Clean up socket autodisconnect")
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (Google) <>
 net/sunrpc/xprt.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/sunrpc/xprt.c b/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
index 656cec208371..ab453ede54f0 100644
--- a/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
+++ b/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
@@ -1164,7 +1164,7 @@ xprt_request_enqueue_receive(struct rpc_task *task)
 	/* Turn off autodisconnect */
-	del_singleshot_timer_sync(&xprt->timer);
+	del_timer_sync(&xprt->timer);
 	return 0;

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